Application Process

If you are interested in being a student at our school next year, we suggest you apply as soon as possible!

Application Process & Acceptance

  • We recommend you apply today or at your earliest opportunity before February 1. We have no application deadline. But, our courses fill up fast so we recommend you apply as early as possible.
  • Applications are unbinding. If you change your mind, you can decline your spot after acceptance.
  • Acceptance letters are sent out continually (after February 1st) until all our available spots are filled.

New Date

As of fall 2024, the admission to Norwegian Folk Schools starts on November 15th. If you would like to be a student at our school 2025/2026, we recommend that you apply before November 15th.


There are no academic prerequisite requirements. We look for motivated and interested students who will contribute positively to our school community.

We are more interested in who YOU are, than your grades.

We focus on the following when reading your application:

  • Reason and motivation for applying
  • Interests and experience
  • Who you are and what makes you unique

TIP: Applying early leaves a positive impression in terms of motivation and interest!

Age Requirement

Students must be a minimum of 18 years old. We require a high level of independence and responsibility from our students. It is therefore students must be 18 years old by December 31st.


Application Process

Go to the application sheet and fill in your details as prompted. Write a bit about who you are, why you are applying, your plans for the future, your hobbies, and your interests

Students with Special Needs and Requirements

If you require special support learning, or navigating activities of daily living we encourage you to include this information in your application. For example, mental health, social and learning difficulties. This information helps us create cohesive student combinations that are ideal for you, your peers, and teachers.

When can you expect an answer?

If you apply before Feb. 1st you will receive a confirmation email that indicates your application has been received.

We begin sending acceptance emails & information letters on February 1st. We have a digital admission process, through a company called Verified. You will be given an opportunity to accept or decline your place, by signing the Letter of Admission digitally. If you do not recieve an answer from us in early february, please check your spam filter.

If you apply later in the year, we will process your application within 2-7 business days.

Students from outside the EU/EEA

For students from outside the European Union / European Economic Area, different terms apply:

The maximum quota of non-EU/EEA citizens we are allowed to accept, is 10% of our student mass. This means we can only legally accept 7 students from outside the EU/EEA each year. If you have a EU/EEA citizenship, please let us know.

As students from outside the EU/EEA must apply for a student visa, we are allowed to process your application as early as November 15th.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions!

[email protected]

Tlf +47-40601638